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Re: menu help echo

From: Harald . Maier . BW
Subject: Re: menu help echo
Date: 26 Mar 2002 10:37:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

"Dr Francis J. Wright" <address@hidden> writes:

> In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-msvc-nt4.0.1381)
>  of 2002-03-19 on buffy
> configured using `configure --with-msvc (12.00)'
> In the emacs-21.1.90 pretest, menu help echo was working, but in this
> version it no longer works.  For example, the File menu now produces no
> help echo, whereas previously every item in it did produce help echo. 
> First brief testing suggests that help echo for items other than menu
> items does appear to work.  (Starting Emacs with no init file makes no
> difference.)

  In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-msvc-nt5.0.2195)
   of 2002-03-19 on buffy
  configured using `configure --with-msvc (12.00)'

I tried the prebuilt version too on a nt-5.0 system and there the menu
help echo works fine. So it seems that this is a problem only with the
nt4.0.1381 system as Jason's states.

Jason Rumney writes:

> 1) The API messages used to produce menu help on Windows are not
>    supported on NT4.0.  Before your report, I assumed this was the
>    case (since I know those messages are not sent by the OS on older
>    versions of Windows).  But if you saw the menu help working in the
>    pretests on the same machine that it doesn't work on now, this
>    possibility is eliminated I think.


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